A Merry Holiday Playlist!


We're always looking for new music and we hope you are too. Adam Wills from Bear In Heaven put together these jams just for Loomstate and our fans despite traveling all over on tour. Besides the perfect Winter playlist, they're giving us a behind-the-scenes look at their lives on the road behind rose-colored glasses. Really, the pictures are stunning and these guys just have so much fun!

A note from BIH:
Hello Loomstate. Here's a smattering of songs and pictures for you. Spanning the last month of Bear In Heaven's final tour of the great USA.  After a really long year of touring non-stop, this was nothing short of a final test of perseverance.  Lots of long stretches of silence and reflection on our crazy ride. We like to keep it pretty.
Love, BIH

Packing up the van for one more 12,000 mile trip around the states. Always feels like jumping out of a plane.

Black hole sun.  Hotel parking lot, who knows where.

1) Aphrodite's Child - Loud, Loud, Loud


Fall was absolutely in full effect for the first week.

Joe and Shee Shee, defining Rest Stop.

2) Mountain Main - Mouthwings


Above: Aaron Treptow. The man, the myth, the best sound engineer/tour manager around.
Below: Jon drinking pre-show for the first time all year. Playing in front of 15 people in Detroit will do that to you.

3) John Cale - Buffalo Ballet


Lower Dens, at the Bishop in Bloomington, IN.  New favorite band, new favorite people.

Our favorite interview ever with Ratso at Mr. Beef in Chicago.

4) Bill Fay - Maudy La Lune


Wide open spaces, Pandit Pran Nath as soundtrack.

Putting the in Heaven in Bear In Heaven.

5) Arthur Russell - Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart


From our camp site in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Absolutely magical. Water, forest, stars and fire all to ourselves.
Perfectly still, perfectly grounding. 
[Ed. Note: BIH makes a point to go camping at some point during their tours!]

6) Sandy Bull - Gavotte II


Made it to Mt. Rushmore. No big deal.

7) Moby Grape - I Am Not Willing


Our second visit to the world's biggest trashcan, somewhere around Misoula, MT.

Camping Pt. 2... Elk Prairie, in the Redwoods.  As majestic as it gets.

8) Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding


San Diego, CA - a fun adventure on the beach, sifting through tide pools and playing with the sea weed.

9) Megafuan - Tides



10) John Martyn - Go Easy


Treating ourselves to the best tequila we could find, and a upscale camping experience at El Cosmico in Marfa, TX.

11) Wyrd Visions - Freezing Moon


Jon and I have perfected our fireside cooking techniques, don't try to compete.

12) Sibylle Baier - Colour Green


Day off in Austin, TX, meant we get to hang out with our band buds, Here We Go Magic. So awesome.

Our new best busy, Sun Airway, ripping it at our last show in New York. Solid people.

13) Jackson Frank - Just Like Anything


Mythical Creatures. Our final show of the year was an emotional one. Blessed to return to such an amazing and welcoming hometown crowd.

14) Sam Amidon - All Is Well


For more Bear In Heaven, visit the official site, check out their eclectic songs at their MySpace page.

Enjoy and happy holidays!

---Viv